Thursday, March 26, 2009

Beatles Tribute

Asked a girl what she wanted to be
She said baby, can't you see
I wanna be famous, a star of the screen
But you can do something in between
Baby you can drive my car
Yes I'm gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I'll love you
I told that girl that my prospects were good
And she said baby, it's understood
Working for peanuts is all very fine
But I can show you a better time
Baby you can drive my car
Yes I'm gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I'll love you

Beep beep'm beep beep yeah
Baby you can drive my car
Yes I'm gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I'll love you

I told that girl I can start right away

When she said listen babe I got something to say

I got no car and it's breaking my heart

But I've found a driver and that's a start
Baby you can drive my car
Yes I'm gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I'll love you
Beep beep'm beep beep yeah
Beep beep'm beep beep yeah
Beep beep'm beep beep yeah
Beep beep'm beep beep yeah

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

How many kids do you spot in this picture?

I hosted a play date for a few folks from the Northside Twins and Multiples group today. I was hoping we'd overflow into our backyard, but weather didn't cooperate, so here's my family room in the middle of the date. How many kids can you spot?

This was also the scene of Lilly's first kiss. Jennifer ( and I are still uncertain as to who made the first move between Lilly and Henry, but it was definitely on the lips....Daddy Jeremy wants to meet Henry's father ASAP.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Lilly's Mood Swings

"She just wasn't herself today." said Ms. Jackie, her teacher at the Mom's Day Out program
"She screamed unless she was in someone's arms." mentioned the supervisor at the YMCA child watch (she was there for 20 minutes)
"She was so sad." said Grandma Jody when I left Lilly with her yesterday to go buy milk (maybe 15 minutes)
So is this just a terrible phase? Could it be that her ears are bothering her this much? Keep in mind she also isn't napping longer than 1 hour or so and is sleeping from 7:30 p.m. - 6:30 a.m. (yes that early!). So, what's a mom to do? On the flip side, when I'm around she's smiley, happy, manipulative Lilly (she knows exactly how to get her way!)....She's scheduled for tubes on March 31st. Hopefully that will be the fix we need, otherwise, what am I going to blame these mood swings on???

"Skyping" with Grandma Sadler or Aunt Cat (a new favorite thing to do!)

Playdough Party with Mallory (first experience--went well but they all attempted to eat it at first!)

Enjoying a little night cap in our new chairs....

On a lighter note, Addy is a RIOT right now, full of energy, never stops moving and is keeping us laughing through Lilly's meltdowns!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

19 months and LOTS of pictures!

The girls passed their 19 month mark last week, still not feeling 100% and still experiencing some serious snot, but after numerous doctor visits, the ear infections have cleared and we aren't infectious, so that is good. I want to try and get them back in their routine. We went to school Friday and got back school pictures that were taken a couple weeks ago (these are pictures of pictures, so forgive the quality, but I couldn't resist). Here is my happy-go-lucky Addy.......and my "I'm not smiling for a million bucks, have I told you about my ear infections Lilly...."

Unfortunately she looks more like the Mona Lisa than she does my kid, but chock it up for another funny memory! We've had Grandma & Grandpa Sadler here, so they've been spoiled all weekend, with new spring clothes and new "big-kid" chairs!

"Can't a girl have her bedtime snack and watch Elmo in peace?"--Addy

"Bedtime--who said anything about bedtime?"--Lilly

My good friend Jamie watched them on Thursday while I went to a lunch for work. She learned all about separation anxiety issues of a 19 month old! Here's a picture after my return...Thanks for your patience Jamie!

If you notice Lilly's cheek, we had an incident with a broken glass--we are lucky it wasn't worse and Daddy swears he'll foot the plastic surgeon bill if it leaves a scar!

Lastly, Addy and my dad share a special bond and have for a while. She adores when they are visiting and has needed some TLC this weekend as much of my time over the last few weeks has gone to Lilly. Here's a favorite picture of mine....

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Happy Anniversary Jeremy!

We met 6 years ago by 2 wonderful matchmakers, we got engaged 5 years ago and today will mark our 4th year married. We have 2 beautiful girls. Isn't life unpredictable? Happy Anniversary Jeremy--I love you for the wonderful husband and daddy that you are! 93 days until our vacation in Mexico (yes, without those beautiful girls of ours!)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

18 month catch-up

Our poor Lilly continues to battle her ear infections. At this point, we think her little body has built up a resistance to the antibiotics, so we are now on day 14, 2 different antibiotic rounds and still no better. She was up most of the night last night and has a breakdown if I so much as think about leaving the room. Today was a rough day around here. We are going to see an ENT pediatric doctor with the hopes of getting her tubes. So, with nothing fun to report, I thought I'd do a catch-up blog....

I never posted their 18 month stats, which is surprising since we've been going to the doctor so frequently, but I'll post since this is the only place I record these types of things.
Lilly---27 lbs (81st percentile), 33 inches long (80th percentile) and 49 head circumfrance (96th percentile). She continues to be our little diva, LOVES being read to and dancing around the house to any kind of music.
Addy--25 1/2 lbs (64th percentile), 33 inches long (80th-same as her sister) and 50 head circumfrance (98th percentile). Making us laugh daily with her "problem solving skill-building", she takes apart and puts back together all kinds of things, stacks blocks taller than she is and is overly patient with her cranky sister when she's sick (lots of hugs/lots of kisses).

Back in February, Jeremy moved their Sand and Water table into our basement and filled it with rice. It's been a good source of entertainment to get us through the winter. Here's a video Jeremy took a while back, but I never posted...

Seriously, Addy?

Thursday, March 5, 2009

First Swim Lesson

We braved our first swim lesson at the YMCA on Monday. Grandma Jody is coming with me and we had a blast. Lilly surprised us by being totally into it, we were convinced she'd be the scaredy cat. Addy was apprehensive at first but we think by next week, she'll be fine. Here are some pictures...

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Geeky Mom/Cool Dad

This revelation came last night after a couple glasses of wine and Jeremy finding out that I was on of the women nominated for "Member of the Year" in my local twins club. The award recognizes folks for involvement in the group, but honestly, it is probably more "the biggest sucker wins". You see I'm kind of a sucker and tend to get roped into doing things not many others want to do. I planned the group's semi-annual clothing sale and spend a couple hours a month reaching out to new moms in the group, calming fears and letting them know that life does get easier. Don't get me wrong, I like being involved, it is a great group of women and I feel the group has given back to me in a lot of different ways, so it is the least I can do. I've really always been a sucker for random jobs and positions and I realized a long time ago that I needed to embrace the Geek in me and know that it is just part of who I am. The geekiness isn't just with clubs and organizations, I've always been a rule follower and didn't get in trouble much growing up. Aside from a few rebellious acts (like the tattoo at 18 and skydiving in college just to prove to myself that I was spontanious and fun) I stayed pretty straight and narrow. Don't get me wrong, I had a lot of fun, it was just, for the most part, clean fun.

Jeremy on the other hand was the cool kid--the first to plan road trips, sneak beer from his parent's fridge, skip school, etc. I say that a lot of how we got together was timing, we were both open to a relationship when we met and we clicked, he accepts my geekiness and we balance each other out. I now know that this geeky character trait will transfer into the mom that I will be. Illustrated through my involvement in the twins club, I'll probably continue on this path, volunteering for the PTA, chaperoning school trips, selling cookies for my daughter's girl scout troop and so on. This will probably make my girls crazy. Jeremy will be there to tell me when I'm overreacting or when the consequences don't match the crime, he'll probably be the one that turns the other cheek and let's them get away with a bit more than mom does. I know this because at 18 months, they already have him wrapped around their little fingers.
It will also be interesting to see if one of our daughters follows my path and one follows Jeremy's or if they end up being more similar than they are different. Only time will tell.

I decided to ramble about this because our week had nothing fun to report--four ear infections, missed our first swim lessons because we were sick, antibiotics that make the girls poop 6x a day, horrific diaper rash and it is STILL winter outside. This week will be better--bring on March!